From 17 – 23 October, Get Online Week will return to help show thousands more people how the internet can make their lives a little easier.

Together, we aim to hold hundreds of Get Online Week events in community venues all across the country. In villages halls, community centres, doctors surgeries, jobcentres and more, people will be making life easier by getting online for the first time, and doing more with their skills.

But we need your help! We can’t do this alone – we need people like you to join the campaign and pledge to hold an event during the month of October. Everyone who signs up will get a free marketing pack, online webinars and guidance to help you plan and run your event.

URTU Learning will be supporting this event by hosting two Digital Inclusion Workshops. 

These workshops are available to all URTU Lay Officials in England.

The project will be running two Digital Inclusion Workshops, one in the North West and the second in the Midlands.
Below are the dates of the workshops:
Friday 7th October 2016 – Sunshine House, Wigan
Friday 21st October 2016 – Sedgebrook Hall, Northampton
Aspects which will be covered in these workshops are:

  •  Review of digital skills
  •  Introduction to Learn My Way’
  •  Activity in identifying key areas within Learn My Way’
  •  Activity on becoming a Digital Champion and what is involved
  • Question and Answer session

If you are interested in attending one of these workshops, you can either e-mail or telephone me on 0800 526639/0161 486 2108.

URTU and its Learning Project are not responsible for reimbursing any costs associated with your attendance on the day, i.e. travel (mileage) or accommodation.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Places on our courses are limited and we have to adopt a strict policy of allocating places based upon member’s response to this invitation.

If you have been successfully placed on this workshop you will receive notification by letter.



Stories from Get Online Week 2015

Stella Cruse, 80, and Doreen Milner, 78, met on their first fay of ‘Get Online’ at Devizes Library, run by local UK online centre The Learning Curve. Last year they decided it was time to learn about computers and the internet. They had no idea they’d have so much fun in the process!




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